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2021 ISN National Conference on Educational Innovation
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Equity and Engagement in our new Educational Environment

As we continue to monitor the evolving and seemingly never-ending factors related to the Coronavirus, we have made the decision to hold the 2021 ISN National Conference on Educational Innovation virtually. Initially scheduled for 3 days, we have decided to extend the conference for the ENTIRE WEEK of April 12-16. 2021. The free WRCCS School Development Day will still be on Wednesday, April 14th but held virtually.

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Kerry Decker

Learner Driven Schools/NYC DOE
School Principal
New York City

Kerry Rutishauser is the author of the book, Empowered Students: Educating Flexible Minds for a Flexible Future (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021). For the past twenty-five years, Kerry has been a teacher, achievement coach, school principal, and a writer. She has worked in PK-12 schools in Illinois, Kuwait City, Kuwait, Wisconsin and New York City. Her previous positions of note include:

assistant principal, Middle School 51, Park Slope, Brooklyn

pre-K–8 principal, PS/IS 126 MAT in the Lower East Side of Manhattan

K–5 principal in Neenah and Menasha, Wisconsin

leadership achievement coach, The Urban Assembly, New York City

high school principal, The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers in Manhattan, New York. 

Kerry earned a BA in Spanish and English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Masters in Teaching at National Louis University in Chicago, IL, and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership at Teacher College, Columbia University. Since 2009, she has presented at numerous conferences across the country and in New York City on the topics of equity and literacy; engaging avoidant and low achieving learners; accountability, autonomy and responsibility; leadership; engendering a critical consciousness in reading and writing practices; harnessing social norms; and school reform. Kerry continues to work in New York City schools.